Happy Anniversary to Me!

July is a big month for me here at Retirement Transition.  It’s the anniversary of my retirement day (7 years) and the anniversary of my blog (6 years).   As I have noted many times, I do think “retirement transition” continues to be an accurate term because retirement, like life, is a series of transitions.  Some … Continue reading Happy Anniversary to Me!

Things I’m Looking Forward To

I did a post awhile back about things I will miss when we (finally) move. (see post Link here) I was encouraged to also look at things I’m looking forward to in this next big retirement transition. We’ve been thinking about this move for a couple of years. We originally had it further out in the … Continue reading Things I’m Looking Forward To

Refining the Vision – a Series of Transitions

It’s amazing to me to realize that I’ve been retired now for almost 7 years. As I look back, I can see how I’ve implemented my retirement transition process including the important step of REFINE.  (Link here for more on the process. Or see my book available on Amazon!) With each refinement resulted in my … Continue reading Refining the Vision – a Series of Transitions

Astrology Exploration

Many folks might be surprised that I’ve dabbled in some “out-there” exploration through my years of early retirement.  My exploration has included, for example, intuitive sessions, exploring spirit guides, Reiki chakra balancing, and tarot reflection readings.  And most recently, these explorations lead me to do a couple of intensive astrology readings.  Ironically, one of the … Continue reading Astrology Exploration

Key Questions on Life Domains

Building a life in retirement required me to think about things beside work. In my book Retirement Transition – An Innovative Approach (link here to Amazon purchase), I created a holistic Life Domains Framework with seven life design areas.  Building from a center of self-knowledge, I used this framework to help craft my Retirement Lifestyle … Continue reading Key Questions on Life Domains

Refining my How

My own retirement transition process (developed based on Design Thinking approach and outlined in my book Retirement Transition – Amazon link here) has 5 main steps: REFLECT: Self-discovery, know thyself. Deep introspection becomes the core foundation for creating your “Life Vision” statement (and for later assessing activities in action plan.) IMAGINE: All the possibilities. Lots … Continue reading Refining my How